Advanced Diploma in
The mobile app world is continuing to grow and expand with plenty of opportunities for those who make apps. This programme will provide you with all the skills you need to take you from your app idea to publishing your app. Over the 3 semesters you will create 3 separate apps, each targeted at a different market/audience, learning the skills along to way to develop an app from scratch and how to make it a success.
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24 Interactive Lessons
12 Weeks Long
24 hours +
The Thursday webinars are very interactive and will change each course iteration. As long as you’re a member, you will be registered for them indefinitely, so you can log in anywhere in the world to practice and apply the skills you have learned.
Functionality Semester – Standalone App
Week 1: Design & Development Strategies
Theory Tuesday, 29 Aug 18:00 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 31 Aug 18:00 PM GMT
Having a solid development and design strategy can really help speed up the development of your app and make sure you stay on schedule when developing. We run through the key concepts that will help you create a great development and design strategy.
Week 2: Geolocation
Theory Tuesday, 05 Sep 18:00 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 07 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
Geolocation is a staple of many successful apps. Whether you want your app to find out where the nearest coffee shop is or call a taxi to your location, knowing how to successfully use Maps is the key to this level of functionality.
Week 3: Further Functionality
Theory Tuesday, 12 Sep 18:00 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 14 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
If your app needs to use the device camera or if you want to have a secure sign-in function, knowing how to correctly use API’s is essential. Learning how to use API’s will enable you to provide full functionality for your app and keep the user interested in your app.
Week 4: Publishing Your App
Theory Tuesday, 19 Sep 18:00 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 21 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
Knowing the processes behind publishing your app will allow you to get your app up and earning money on the Play Store with the least amount of trouble. We will take you through some of the common pitfalls and problems that are associated with publishing an app to get you past the final hurdle.
UI & UX Semester - Corporate App
Week 1: User Interfaces & User Experiences
Theory Tuesday, 26 Sep 18:00 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 28 Sep 18:00 PM GMT
Identifying your user is integral to designing a great User Interface and providing a brilliant User Experience. Find out what the key components of a User Interface are and how to design for a positive User Experience.
Week 2: Dynamic User Interfaces
Theory Tuesday, 03 Oct 18:00 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 05 Oct 18:00 PM GMT
A large part of providing a great User Interface is creating a dynamic and smooth app that will work seamlessly no matter what device is it’s on. You will learn how to create this seamless experience for Users with Fragments.
Week 3: Navigating Through Your App
Theory Tuesday, 10 Oct 18:00 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 12 Oct 18:00 PM GMT
A robust and easy to use navigation system is a key aspect of great a User Interface. Using Fragments, you can create an easily navigated app that will provide that perfect User Experience that every great app needs.
Week 4: Promotion Strategies
Theory Tuesday, 17 Oct 18:00 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 19 Oct 18:00 PM GMT
Getting an App published is just not enough for it to be successful, there are many external factors that need to be considered before publishing your app. Find out what are the best ways to promote your app before release and how to use ASO to your advantage.
Data Storage Semester – Facilitator App
Week 1: Designing a Prototype
Theory Tuesday, 24 Oct 18:00 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 26 Oct 18:00 PM GMT
Learning how to design a great prototype is essential in Mobile App Development. Having a great prototype also helps avoid problems later in the development stages. Once a prototype is done you can start thinking seriously about development and how to implement your app idea.
Week 2: Storing Data
Theory Tuesday, 31 Oct 19:00 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 02 Nov 19:00 PM GMT
Nearly every great app must save and store data. This can be done through SQLite, a simple and lightweight database storage solution for Mobile Apps. Whether your app needs to save a favourite recipe or some simple notes SQLite will take care of it.
Week 3: Retrieving & Displaying Data
Theory Tuesday, 07 Nov 19:00 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 09 Nov 19:00 PM GMT
Content Providers are used to retrieving and displaying complex data or data that is online. If your app needs to get content from an online source or database, a Content Provider is needed. You will learn to develop on a Content Provider to get the most out of your app.
Week 4: Monetizing Your App
Theory Tuesday, 14 Nov 19:00 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 16 Nov 19:00 PM GMT
Choosing the correct revenue model for your app is essential if you want to monetize your app successfully. We will bring you through how to choose the correct revenue model for your app as well as other methods for making money, once your app is in the Play Store.
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